Nickelodeon Is Using The Company's Own Game Engine To Make A New TV Show

A TV show about video games that's made with a game engine.

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One of Nickelodeon's upcoming TV series is created using the company's Entertainment Lab, the R&D unit used for developing augmented and virtual reality games. The show's working title is Meet the Voxels, and it's a sitcom that documents the life of a family of video game characters.

According to Deadline, the Voxel family is composed of "Hunter, the 13-year-old star of a laser-tag video game; Maude, a 16-year-old girl fighting to pop as many bubbles as she can; their younger brother Cody who has not found his video game calling yet; Mom, a popular street fighter in her game; and Dad, a '90s-era classic console game character who quit the business years ago."

The pilot of the show is written by Jana Petrosini and Sean Gill, both of whom were behind Henry Danger, Kid Danger, and Game Shakers. Meet the Voxel's episodes will be designed so that they can also be viewed via virtual or augmented reality devices.

This news follows the announcement of a Mario Kart-like Nickelodeon-themed racing game called Nickelodeon Kart Racers. Nickelodeon Kart Racers features 24 race tracks and 12 characters from beloved Nickelodeon shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The game features both team-based co-op, where partners can pull off devastating fused attacks, and local free-for-all multiplayer.

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